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Iran nuke accord is already moving markets

November 25, 2013

Oil and gold prices are heading lower as the global markets react to an initial accord over Iran's nuclear program. Iran deal said to take out some risk premium The potential winners of an Iran deal could include automotive and shipping firms....

Goldman sees increased risk factors facing commodities

November 21, 2013

Goldman Sachs is highlighting the increased risk facing major commodities, including gold, copper and iron ore. Losses exceeding 15% next year Speaking of Goldman, here's a chilling account of how the company lost $1 billion on currency trades...

Bernanke looks past end of QE and sees low rates for a long time

November 20, 2013

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is reminding the markets that interest rates are likely to hover near zero long after the end of quantitative easing. Slowing the pace of asset purchases without causing a surge in interest rates The markets today also...

It is well-past time to expand access to hedge funds

November 20, 2013

Now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has made public its plans to re-evaluate the current rules establishing investor access to private investments such as hedge funds, we should expect the familiar battle lines to start re-emerging....

As hedge funds grow, funds of funds get clipped

November 15, 2013

With alternative investments more popular than ever, it's ironic that a channel originally designed to broaden distribution is struggling to keep pace. While the hedge fund industry now boasts a record $2 trillion in assets, following three...

SEC to mutual fund industry: Stop promising safety and protection

November 14, 2013

The SEC's latest guidance on overly ambitious mutual fund names could, and should, lead to some nomenclature revisions. Heightened scrutiny on fund names suggesting safety or protection from loss Five years' worth of quantitative easing has...

Who's next? BNY Mellon starting bond hedge fund

November 13, 2013

Bank of New York Mellon Corp., the bank that manages $1.5 trillion in client assets through 16 different investment-advisory firms, is starting a hedge-fund unit led by a trader who specializes in government bonds and related derivatives. Edward...

Taper threat triggering global debt fallout

November 12, 2013

Treasuries are shaping up as the world's biggest losers as taper prospects loom larger. Yields climb to eight-week high German Bunds are tracking the weaker Treasuries. Other euro zone bonds also soft The muni bond market could see some real...

After market’s rapid climb, Einhorn pares bet on rally

October 31, 2013

Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn is taking a more conservative approach to his investment portfolio even as wagers that stocks would fall caused his results to trail the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Long positions, which gain on rising asset...

Highbridge to seek $250M for Asian hedge fund

October 22, 2013

Highbridge Capital Management, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. unit that manages about $31 billion, is starting an Asia hedge fund, returning to the market more than two years after shutting a predecessor fund. Highbridge plans to raise about $250...

Fama takes slap at active management

October 13, 2013

Eugene Fama, a man widely regarded as the father of modern finance, last Monday held firm to his staunch opposition to active management and high fees while advocating a simplified system of asset management. “Active management is a zero-sum...

Why aren't hedge funds advertising?

October 13, 2013

For more than a year now, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 has been hailed in the media as a game changer for hedge fund capital introduction. Some have even asked whether we should expect to see billboard ads or sponsored sporting...

Now for something different at Fidelity: Event-driven investing

October 9, 2013

Fidelity Investments is tapping an old hedge fund strategy as the basis for its next mutual fund, but it isn't going full-bore into the alternatives world. The company plans to launch the Fidelity Event Driven Opportunities Fund, pending approval...

Eugene Fama reiterates opposition to active management, high fees

October 7, 2013

Eugene Fama, a man widely regarded as the father of modern finance, held firm Monday to his staunch opposition to active management and high fees while in some ways dumbing down the concept of asset management. “Active management is a zero-sum...

Distinguish between registered and unregistered alts

September 29, 2013

As alternatives strategies continue to flood into the registered-mutual-fund and exchange-traded-fund arena, investors and financial advisers should be aware that most mutual funds and ETFs will never match up completely with private-investment...

Learn alternatives, but tread lightly

September 29, 2013

The world of alternative investing, already commonplace among pension funds, endowments and foundations, is opening up for individual investors as mutual fund companies and other financial firms develop suitable products. At the same time, individual...

Advisers must distinguish between registered and unregistered alts

September 24, 2013

As alternatives strategies continue to flood into the registered mutual fund and exchange-traded funds arena, investors and financial advisers should be aware that most mutual funds and ETFs will never match up completely with private investment...

Short-sale disclosures would force investment managers to publicize secret sauce

September 22, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to issue long-awaited rules requiring disclosure of short-sale positions by investment managers. The new rules may severely limit the ability of investment managers to protect their trading strategies...

SEC director outlines hedge fund regulatory scene

September 22, 2013

The following is an edited version of a speech delivered by Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management, at the Practising Law Institute's Hedge Fund Management Conference in New York on...

Greatest hedge fund ever? The Fed

September 20, 2013

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett compared the U.S. Federal Reserve to a hedge fund because of the central bank's ability to profit from bond purchases while accumulating a balance sheet of more than $3 trillion. “The Fed is the greatest...

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